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Grenell: Global Effort to Decriminalize Homosexuality Has Wide Support

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Unfortunately, Out magazine and the Human Rights Campaign's criticism rings hollow considering how woefully inadequate they are in speaking out for Iran's LGBTQ+ community. Some of his top supporters, with whom he has met inside the Oval Office, support the criminalization of homosexuality here in the United States. REPORTER: Your push to decriminalize homosexuality across the world. Read More »

Venezuelan troops kill one in first bloodshed linked to aid entry

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This was just one day after Maduro closed down the border and withheld humanitarian aid from the Venezuelan citizens. With tensions running high after Guaido invoked the constitution to declare an interim presidency last month, Maduro has denied there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela despite widespread shortages of food and medicine and hyperinflation. Read More »

Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits eastern Ecuador

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The epicenter was in a sparsely populated area 224km (140 miles) east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador , at a depth of 132km. The quake caused tremors that Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said were felt around the country, Reuters reports. Most major earthquakes in South America are at shallow depths of 70 kilometres or less, the USGS said. "Today's quake is the largest of these", the USGS said. Read More »

Bernie Sanders Plans to ‘Affirm in Writing’ He’ll Run, Govern as Democrat

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Shakir shot to prominence as an editor of ThinkProgress, the news arm associated with though editorially independent of the powerhouse Democratic think-tank Center for American Progress. Schultz". Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) was burned by Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) for not denouncing the Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro. "I absolutely disagree with his imprecision in not saying Maduro must go". Read More »

Shamima Begum: Isis runaway asking for sympathy

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While many do not want to see Ms Begum return to the United Kingdom, others have argued she should face prosecution for her actions, and attempts at deradicalisation. However, she has remained remorseless about her actions. Renu Begum says the family made "every fathomable effort" to stop Shamima Begum from getting into Islamic State territory in 2015. Read More »

Commission hits back at Hungarian government's 'fake news' campaign

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The European Union has condemned a new Hungarian campaign attacking both Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros and the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, branding it as " fake news ". "Against lies there's not much you can do", Juncker replied, adding that Manfred Weber, the European Peoples Party's lead candidate for the upcoming European elections, would certainly be asking himself "if I need this voice" in the EPP. Read More »

Huawei: US will not crush us

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The US likes to sanction others, whenever there's an issue, they'll use such combative methods. He also said the "East will still shine", even if "the lights go out" in the West. "The Chinese government has already clearly said that it won't install any backdoors", he told the BBC . She faces extradition to the US after the country laid 13 charges of bank and wire fraud against Meng, Huawei and its subsidiary Skycom. Read More »

Spanish woman dies after eating 'poisonous' mushrooms at Michelin-starred restaurant

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Calvo, an optician, died Sunday morning at home after suffering bouts of vomiting and diarrhea - though it's not clear whether she died from poisoning or asphyxiation from vomit in her lungs. Health inspectors are investigating whether the mushrooms served were prepared correctly or if "false morels" - an inedible, even more poisonous mushroom - were served by mistake. Read More »

United States troops to remain in Syria after pullout, White House says

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In a surprise declaration , Trump in December said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( ISIL , also known as ISIS) group had been defeated in Syria and ordered the withdrawal of the 2,000 U.S. "With this decision, President Trump has chose to follow sound military advice", Graham said. Leaders of the two sides agreed to carry out the USA military withdrawal from Syria in line with their mutual interests, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said. Read More »

Trump urges U.S. telecommunications companies to step up 5G systems

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To be fair, the current US President is mostly just demanding 5G, as you can see in the tweet below, but it's also incredibly weird to even mention 6G, something that doesn't even exist on a theoretical level yet. "We share the president's commitment to leading the world in next-generation 5G wireless", the trade group CTIA said in an emailed statement Thursday. Read More »

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince gifted gold-plated submachine gun by Pakistan

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On Monday, Saudi Arabia ordered the release of about 2,100 Pakistani prisoners from its jails, according to Pakistan's information minister. The crown prince's plane had been given a fighter jet escort as he arrived in Pakistan on Sunday night, while a 21-gun salute and guard of honour welcomed him on the ground. Read More »

Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on Guard

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The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, Maj. While condemning Zahedan terrorist attack, he once again emphasized that Islamabad respects sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Once the owner of the auto was identified, intelligence and security forces carried out arrests. As per a report in Tehran Times , Major General Baqeri said: "We have announced that if you are not able to counter [terrorists], we will take action and avenge the blood of our ... Read More »

In Moscow, aide to Assad rejects idea of Kurdish autonomy

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Ankara wants the area near the Turkish border to be cleared of the US -backed Kurdish YPG militia and to move into territory there, some of which is now controlled by USA forces. Kurdish forces and Damascus have mostly avoided combat during the war. The Assad regime carried out the majority of over 330 reported chemical attacks in Syria over the last eight years, according to a German-based think tank. Read More »

Saudi crown prince looks for 'good things' from India trip

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Saudi Arabia is already India's main supplier of crude oil, and ties are being extended beyond energy to build a strategic partnership, India's Foreign Ministry said last week. Prior to India, the crown prince visited Pakistan, and after India he will travel to China, where he will make the last stop as part of his Asian tour. Read More »

Last civilians to leave site of Islamic State's final stand in Syria

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It was not immediately clear whether the 150 Iraqis repatriated late Wednesday were among those recently evacuated from Baghouz or militants who had been captured earlier. Iraqi sources said the SDF handed over more than 130 Iraqi and other ISIL soldiers to Iraq on Thursday, under a deal involving a total of 502 prisoners. Read More »

Tortoise Species Thought Extinct Since 1906 Discovered Alive on Galapagos Island

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A species of giant tortoise believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years has been discovered on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, according to Ecuador's government. The Galapagos Tortoise and the Giant Tortoise are some of the most well-known species from the islands but others existed over centuries and some have even made it to the 21st century. Read More »

Roger Stone says posting judge pic was egregious error - Story | WTTG

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At 2:30 p.m. today, Stone appeared before the judge and was showcased with a photo of his much criticized Instragram post, labeled as "Exhibit 1", according to Ryan J. The 66-year-old Stone has apologized and said the picture has been "misinterpreted". Last week, Jackson prohibited Stone or his attorneys from speaking with the news media or making statements near the federal courthouse about the case to reduce the risk of tainting the jury pool. Read More »

Warren to Propose Universal Child Care Plan Funded by Wealth Tax

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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposed a $70 billion per year universal child care program on Tuesday, a plan she says will be paid for by using revenue from an "ultra-millionaire's tax". Families with income less than 200 percent of the poverty line would get free access. In an email to supporters, Warren said her proposal would include locally licensed child care centers, preschools and in-home child care facilities with governments, school districts, nonprofits, ... Read More »

Maduro shuts Venezuela's border with Brazil amid aid standoff

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The United States and scores of other countries have openly backed Guaido, who last month invoked constitutional provisions to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro's re-election previous year illegitimate. While still unclear how the aid will get across the border, Branson said 1 million people are expected on the Venezuelan side of the bridge, led by Guaido, to distribute the aid. Read More »

Pope calls for concrete measures at abuse summit

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In Ireland, the sexual abuse scandal shattered the power of the Church which four decades ago dominated society. "The holy people of God looks to us, and expects from us not simple and predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures to be undertaken", the Pope said as the conference, the first of its kind, got underway at the Vatican. Read More »

‘Excessive fines’ ban applies to states, Supreme Court says

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The nine justices ruled unanimously in favor of an in man named Tyson Timbs who argued that police violated his rights by seizing his $42,000 Land Rover vehicle after he was convicted as a heroin dealer. The constraints on excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishments have previously been held to apply to the states, according to the Institute for Justice, which represented Timbs . Read More »

Colorado man charged in missing fiancee's death due in court

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She was seen on surveillance video with the couple's daughter at a grocery store near her home in Woodland Park, a mountain town near Colorado Springs. He told police she was not suicidal and that he returned personal items to her, including a handgun. "She wanted to go our separate ways". Officer Adams said that both Frazee and Berreth's phones pinged at Frazee's house the last day that Berreth was seen (Nov. Read More »

Woman who joined Islamic State can not return to U.S., Pompeo says

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On Wednesday afternoon, Trump tweeted that the USA will not allow Muthana back into the country. "She is not a USA citizen, nor is she entitled to USA citizenship", Pompeo told NBC television's "Today" show. But with IS down to its last stretch of land, Muthana has said she renounced extremism and wanted to return home. But the lawyer said her father had not had diplomatic status "for months" before her birth in New Jersey. Read More »

In Cairo blew up the mosque

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Al-Azhar, the highest Islamic learning institution for Egypt and the Sunni Muslim world, condemned on Monday a deadly suicide attack on a mosque in Nigeria. Tourism has slowly picked up, with tourist arrivals reaching 8.3 million in 2017, compared with 5.3 million the previous year, official statistics showed. Read More »

"RTGS Dollars": RBZ Governor John Mangudya Introduces New Currency

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Finally, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) saw the sense of devaluing the local bond note currency and the fallacy of the 1:1 exchange rate parity with the United States dollar after doggedly keeping a policy it well knew was disastrous for the economy, especially considering a public and business suspicious of anything this administration does. Read More »

#Budget2019: R23-billion a year allocated to Eskom

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South Africa has about 1.23 million workers, down from 1.25 million in 2015, according to the treasury. Mboweni announced on Wednesday that Eskom would receive a R69bn support package over three years to help it honour its debts . In a strongly-worded budget speech, finance minister Tito Mboweni said SOEs place severe pressure on the country's budget . "If we don't need them, what should we do", Mboweni asked. Read More »

India & Pakistan Attempting to Drum Up Support Following Pulwama Attack

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As per the intercepts, exclusively accessed by TOI, Jaish terrorists resolved to execute another bombing to cause massive casualty to Indian security forces. has been in contact with Pakistan on this issue. US President Donald Trump termed the attack "horrible" while suggesting that the two countries should resolve the dispute amicably. Read More »

Trump urged acting attorney general to put ally on hush payments probe

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As federal prosecutors in Manhattan gathered evidence late a year ago about President Trump's role in silencing women with hush payments during the 2016 campaign, Mr. Sulzberger said the president misrepresented their discussion and called Trump's attacks on the news media "dangerous and harmful to our country". To those who are "whipped up" about the Times' story, McCarthy noted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller hasn't "returned a single sentence that suggests that Trump committed any ... Read More »